Our Team

Tom Long

Managing Director
RPEQ (6373), MIEAust, CPEng, NER, BEng (Hons)

Tom set up Paragon Consulting Engineers in July 2004, having gained ten years experience as a professional engineer in the areas of consulting and contracting. Born and raised in the UK, Tom emigrated to Australia in 1999 and moved to Mackay in 2000. Qualified in civil and structural engineering, Tom now concentrates on project management and running the company.


Peter Lea

Structural Manager
RPEQ (28313) BEng, Co-Op (Hons)

Peter graduated in 2007 and has many years experience in structural design, inspections, damage assessment and project management. Peter has extensive knowledge of using structural design programs to produce efficient designs. Peter manages the structural section of the company. Peter achieved his RPEQ status in 2022.

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Brendon Purnell

Civil Design Manager
RPEQ (19819), MIEAust, CPEng, BEng (Civil) (First Class Hons), Dip. Prof. Practice

Brendon joined PCE in 2012 as a graduate civil engineer with one year of post graduate experience, and specialises predominantly in the conceptual and detailed design of urban infrastructure, stormwater quality design and sewer design. Brendon also has a year of undergradute experience in procurement and the maintenance of bulk materials handling facilities. Brendon achieved his RPEQ status at the start of 2018.


Rhys Husking

Civil Project Engineer
Assoc Deg EnG (civil)

Rhys joined PCE in July 2023 as a Civil Engineer with extensive civil design experience after working with Mackay Regional Council for over four years in their capital works department. Rhys has an excellent knowledge of 12d design software and is very familiar with the local standards and guideline for civil engineering design.


Candice Dutton

Engineering Assistant

Candice joined PCE in 2006 after working in the local industry. Candice is experienced in both civil and structural drafting and her well-organised nature and engineering proficiency lead to high-quality outputs delivered in an efficient and timely manner.


Corrina Lea

Graduate Engineer
Grad Assoc Deg Eng (Civil)

Corrina joined PCE in March 2016 and has since developed her career as a graduate engineer and is an integral part of our company.  Corrina has skills in project management, engineering design and drafting and provides essential support to both the civil and structural disciplines within PCE.  Corrina has recently completed her Associate Degree in Engineering (Civil) and enjoys expanding her knowledge and ability in the engineering industry.


Savannah Chen

Graduate Engineer
Grad Deg Eng

Savannah joined PCE in June 2022 as a project Engineer. Savannah completed her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in 2016 and went on to complete her Master of Engineering (Civil & Structural) in 2020. Savannah looks forward to expanding her knowledge and ability in the engineering industry here in Mackay.


Dean Powell

Apprentice civil design Drafter

Dean joined PCE in September 2022 as an Apprentice Civil Design Drafter. Dean is currently undertaking his Certificate III in Engineering – Technical, through TAFE Queensland and he intends to continue on with his studies to complete his Associate degree in Civil Engineering.


Lavinia Long

Office Administrator / accounts officer

Lavinia joined PCE in July 2023 after recently leaving school in 2022. Lavinia brings enthusiasm to her role and is excited to improve her administration skills and advancing her career.